Collection Management Policy

Reviewed and revised by the Red Feather Mountain Library District Board of Trustees, January 28, 2015.

The Red Feather Mountain Library District selects materials intended of interest, value and use for District residents. Materials may be in any number of formats and available variously in-library, through the library or available online through library cooperative or commercial arrangements.

Interlibrary loan is used appropriately to extend the reach of available resources.

Materials are selected and managed for varying age groups, levels of interest or skill, demand, balance and quality. Emphasis is given for local and Colorado history, specific individual requests, and items of perceived interest or impact within the community. Management is user-centric.

Not all titles will be appropriate or of interest to all age groups and, as a convenience, the Library will often group related titles by format, age level, genre or literary style: imaginative or based on fact. However, arrangement does not correlate to borrowing privileges.

Materials will be arranged within the library in ways that facilitate public access in attractive and convenient ways. Organization will be logical, well-signed and appropriate for the layout and size of the building. Items will be prepared for shelving and/or display in ways that highlight interest and encourage use.

Policies of selection, arrangement, management and retention are through local guidelines that are considered either compatible with, or enhance recommendations by the American Library Association (ALA) in its Library Bill of Rights, Freedom to Read, and Freedom to View statements

Refer to:
Acquisitions Procedure
Red Feather Mountain Library District Statement of Principles
Deselection of Materials Policy
Policy for the Reconsideration of Library Materials
Red Feather Mountain Library District Lending Policy

Revision history:
Reviewed and revised by the Red Feather Mountain Library District Board of Trustees, January 28, 2015.
Revised and Approved by the Red Feather Mountain Library District Board of Trustees on November 3, 2011.
Originally adopted December 5, 2007.

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